out of curiosity / sake of curiosity

Larry B

Member
Turkey , Turkish
Hi,

It's my understanding that the following 3 have the same meaning. Correct ???

- Just for curiosity´s sake, .......

- Just for the sake of curiosity, ......

- Just out of curiosity, ....

Thx
 
  • Larry B

    Member
    Turkey , Turkish
    Hi,

    When I am speaking to someone & curious about sth, can I start the dialogue with;

    - Just out of curiosity, ............

    Thx
     

    Larry B

    Member
    Turkey , Turkish
    Hi

    When I am speaking to someone & curious about sth, can I start the dialogue with;

    - Just out of curiosity, ............

    Thx
     

    giuggiola91

    Senior Member
    Italian
    What if "just out of curiosity" is used as an answer rather than at the beginning of the sentence?
    For example: "Why are you watching that horrible movie?"
    "I'm watching it just out of curiosity."
    Maybe it's better to say "I'm watching it for curiosity" in this case? I don't know, I'd appreciate your help.
    Thank you
     

    Bevj

    Allegra Moderata (Sp/Eng, Cat)
    English (U.K.)
    'For curiosity' does not sound right.
    I would still say 'I'm watching it out of curiosity'.
    However, 'for curiosity's sake' is OK.
     
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